Australian Shepherd Hand-Illustrated Pendant – “Aussie”

About This Project

Aussie is an Australian Shepherd hand-illustrated pendant.

 

Australian Shepherds are wonderful working dogs. Full of energy, mischief and love, these dogs have been the backbone of many a farm. They are loyal, super smart and have wonderful demeanors!

 

Aussie is a hand-illustrated portrait using colored pencil on pure copper, mounted on recycled / up-cycled circuit board.

 

I use a special, multi-step process to prep the copper surface to accept the colored pencil illustration. I hand-draw and color the decorative elements—in this case, pretty black / white / tan pup—with rich layers of artist-grade pencils. I then seal the image with several coats of a satin acrylic finish.

 

The focal image is then mounted using rivets to an up-cycled circuit board. The use of the recycled circuit board material has been an ongoing theme for me—I am from Silicon Valley, and I meld my art with my background / roots in the hi-tech marketplace.

 

The focal image is approximately 1-¼” square, and the final piece is approximately 1-½” square. The pendant is on a 18″ coated steel wire choker cable with a magnetic clasp. It’s easy to put on and wear.

 

Note that while this has been sealed, you need to use care to ensure that the image doesn’t get scratched.

Size

1-1/2" Square

Category
Dogs, Illustrated Pendants
Tags
Australian Shepherd, circuit board, colored pencil on copper, copper, dog, hand-illustrated, illustration, upcycled